Houston firm adds a former journalist, a former geophysicist and a former LSU football player to focus on business litigation.
American Airlines Assistant GC John S.F. Gross and Haynes and Boone partner Greta E. Cowart could be the poster children for all that is good with the legal profession. They are definitely the reason people should consider contributing to the Equal Access to Justice campaign.
Mary Nichols didn’t invent the Texas workers’ compensation system, but she may be its most ardent and aggressive defender. The article examines the 17 years Nichols has been GC at Texas Mutual, her landmark courtroom victories, and her relationships with outside counsel.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff and former general counsel to fill the seat left open when Dale Wainwright resigned in September. Boyd is a former litigation partner at Thompson & Knight and was state deputy attorney general over litigation between 2000 and 2003.
More than a dozen sitting Texas appellate and trial court judges applied for the state Supreme Court position. Initial reaction from Texas appellate lawyers has been positive.
There have been more than $1 trillion in global energy M&A during the past 32 months – nearly one-fourth of it involving Texas-based energy companies. New statistics, obtained exclusively by The Texas Lawbook, show that oil and gas transactions continue to flow at a record pace and that Texas lawyers are getting more than their fair share of the work.
“There’s a lot of money flowing into energy and Texas right now,” says Stephen Coats, a managing partner and general counsel at New York-based Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm. This article goes inside the statistics to show which Texas firms are doing good and which are doing really good.
This transaction is the third acquisition for ARP this year in the Fort Worth basin.
Trial is Lanier’s first in his hometown of Lubbock and is first million-dollar verdict in Lubbock in a decade.
Every band needs an urban legend. For Rhythm Congress, the backstory that’s spun as silky as a spider’s web is that the Graves Dougherty corporate shareholder could read musical notes before he could read words. His mother started giving him piano lessons at age 3, and his earliest memories are of family trips to Bluegrass festivals in northeastern Oklahoma.
Defense and plaintiffs lawyers are critical of the one-size-fits-all cases approach. Litigators also worry that language in the order that might allow the court to apply the rules to disputes involving more than $100,000. Click on the headline to read the full story.
For the past decade, Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose had been rumored to be in merger talks, even though lawyers at the two law firms contended they were merely “best friends” with benefits. On Wednesday, the firms made their relationship official and permanent, announcing a merger that makes the new firm, which will be called Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the 10 largest in the world.
The new combined law firm will boast 55 offices and 3,800 lawyers around the globe with annual revenues approaching $2 billion. Read the full story for more details.